As to utilize your yard, walk on, and mow, it becomes compacted. This compaction from daily usage prevents your yard from receiving nutrients that help it to grow and become green, lavish, and healthy. Aeration is very beneficial to keep a lawn healthy and beautiful.
When and how often should you have your lawn aerated?
In general, you should have your lawn aerated twice a year. The first aeration of the year should occur between early spring and early summer, the second service should happen in the fall sometime between August and no later than October. However, this may vary depending on your property conditions and soil type.
Depending on where you live, you're likely to have different types of soil. Lawn care varies right along with that. A professional lawn aeration company will be able to help you identify what type of lawn aeration is needed for your land.
For example, if you have clay soil, you may need your lawn aerated more frequently because it is usually more compacted and requires additional maintenance. The opposite is true of sandy soil, because it allows more air to move through it. In addition to the area where you live, conditions can affect your need for these services.
If you plan on fertilizing your lawn, it is good to have it aerated prior to fertilization to allow the nutrients to be absorbed with maximum efficiency.